Now, on the anniversary of that ominous night, a girl-child ripens into the heritage of lost power. But before she can even comprehend her terrible new gift, the Dark Lord dispatches his winged monsters to capture her and bring him the embryonic magic she embodies. Fleeing the minions of darkness, Elena is swept toward certain doom - and into the company of unexpected allies.
There she forms a band of the hunted and the cursed, the outcasts and the outlaws, to battle the unstoppable forces of evil and rescue a once-glorious empire.
There are five books in this series, which I have both read and listened to. Elena Morin'stal is a beautifully imagined character that takes many a hard road on her journey to save her homeland. Beginning as a scared young girl and reluctant savior, she grows throughout the story into much, much more. It's a wonderful ride with tons of magic, monsters and adventure.
The language is not always perfect and sometimes you may wish for a few more details but the story is truly amazing and worth the time. I do have to say that I do not like the reader for this particular series.
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I feel her voice was not suited to the story or the characters. Her reading does not lack feeling, mind you, only a quality that allows you to lose your awareness of the 'Reader' while they are reading. I had a hard time becoming immersed in the story because of this. Overall, though, this is a great read and I highly recommend it to fantasy lovers. If you do not want to listen to it, I definitely recommend buying it it is available for the Kindle.
Following Elena and her entertaining, sometimes infuriating, group of misfits will not be a trip you regret. The best fantasy novel I have ever read plain and simple as that.
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The audio book was well performed and the voices she does are enchanting and give the story even more life. Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? Yes, the story keeps you involved and entertained. What other book might you compare Wit'ch Fire to and why? The Four Forges has a lot of the same type of characters. The two stories are full of excitement and keep the reader waiting to see what new twists are coming. Who is friend and who is foe.
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Excellent job, I could tell who was talking without the introduction, each voice took on its character and never lost the connection! Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? The death of Joche and Elaina's family! In the beginning you might have the feeling you have heard this story before. Give it time, you have not. Delightful story, characters begin to flesh out. We are shown the duel nature that resides in all of us. I am planning to purchase all of the books in this series.
Would you consider the audio edition of Wit'ch Fire to be better than the print version? What was one of the most memorable moments of Wit'ch Fire? I had a few, but the when the Elf found the queen instead of the King, The writer and reader kept you engaged through the Fighting. How does this one compare? Jennifer, Yes. Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? Very big cry at certain times. Any additional comments? I'm very glad it took me so long to buy this series. I don't think I could bare to stop and wait for the next installments. This was an enjoyable book to listen to while traveling.
Made the miles go quicker. James Clemens sumersaulted into my list of favorite authors with this series. He manages to capture these characters in such a way that you feel a connection with each and every one of them. When they feel pain, something inside of you wails right along with them, when one of them dies, a piece of you goes with them. His writing is intense, and unforgiving, and he should be proud of his ability to ignite a story that burns deeply into your brain until you finally finish it. Not just the one, but all 5 of them.
I love merricks voice. I loved the book and I think I have a new favorite narrator. I hardly ever buy anything but the on sale items but I am leaving this review to go and get the next book. I wish the author were nicer to the horses but other than that it is such a great and grand adventure. I liked it that the scoutem got his guts splayed also!! He he. Elena felt like a child in the wide and tall chair. There were not even armrests.
Elena did not know what to do with her hands, so she ended up simply folding them in her lap.
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Elena knew what the majority here in the Great Hall thought of her. All they saw was a slim woman with pale skin and fiery hair.
None noticed the pain in her eyes, nor the fearful knowledge of her own dread power. To the others, she was a pretty bird on a perch. All along the length, voices cried to be heard in languages both known and unknown. Two men on the far end were close to coming to blows. But for every familiar face, there were scores of others who Elena knew only by title. The heated arguments and fervid debates had waged now for close to a moon.
Her sworn liegeman stood to the right of her seat, arms crossed, face a stern unreadable mask. He was a carved statue of Standish iron. His black hair had been oiled and slicked back as was custom along the coast. His wintry eyes, the grey of early morning, studied the table.
None could guess his thoughts.
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He had not added one word to the countless debates. But Elena noticed the slight crinkle at the corners of his eyes as he stared. He could not fool her. He was growing as irritated as she at the bickering around the table. In over a fortnight, nothing had been decided. While they argued, the days disappeared, one after the other. With the Blood Diary in her hands, he had no other position. His role as leader and guide had ended. Elena sighed softly and glanced to her gloved hands. The victory celebration a moon ago now seemed like another time, another place. She remembered his touch, the warmth of his palm though her silk dress, the whisper of his breath, the scuff of beard on her cheek.
But that had been their only dance. Slowly, as the others argued, Elena peeled back her lambskin gloves.derivid.route1.com/el-mariscal-ptain-ascenso-y-cada.php
Fresh and untouched, the marks of the Rose were as rich as spilt blood upon her hands: one birthed in moonlight, one borne in sunlight. She stared at her hands. Eddies of power swirled in whorls of ruby hues across her fingers and palm. He leaned close to her, his eyes on her hands.
The ebony hilt, carved in the shape of a rose, fit easily in her palm, as if it had always been meant for her. She shoved aside memories of her Uncle Bol, the one who had christened the knife in her own blood. She remembered his words.
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Ignoring him, she stood. Without so much as a word, she drew the sharp tip across her right palm. The pain was but the bite of a wasp. A single drop of blood welled from the slice and fell upon her silk dress. Still Elena continued only to stare down the long table, silent. None of the council members even glanced her way. Watch list is full.